Tag Archives: Wind Turbines

Government aims to add 10,000 MW per year to lift wind energy sector

Ritesh: Another ill conceived move to pacify wind industry lobbyists which will impact the growth of Solar in the country for a poor source of energy. The government plans to rapidly accelerate wind energy generation, adding an ambitious 10,000 MW every year, or … Continue reading

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Study shows onshore wind turbines may have shorter life than expected

A recent report based on wind farm performance data in the United Kingdom and Denmark stated that the economic life of onshore wind turbines could be much shorter than the industry has predicted. The Courier reported the study, commissioned by the Renewable Energy … Continue reading

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13 Major Clean Energy Breakthroughs Of 2013

While the news about climate change seems to get worse every day, the rapidly improving technology, declining costs, and increasing accessibility of clean energy is the true bright spot in the march toward a zero-carbon future. 2013 had more clean … Continue reading

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Australia moves from coal to renewables: 51 percent by 2050

A farmer plows a field in front of wind turbines at the Infigen Energy wind farm located on the hills surrounding Lake George, 50 km north of the Australian capital city of Canberra May 13, 2013. Credit:Reuters Australia, one of the … Continue reading

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Wind power players to meet Minister on Aug 1 as industry in dire straits

According to a recent estimate, wind power capacity addition is expected to be half what it was last year. Against the backdrop, the Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Dr Farooq Abdullah, is scheduled to meet representatives of the wind … Continue reading

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Meghalaya to tap its huge green energy potential in a big way

Taking cue from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, power-deficit Meghalaya is going all out to tap green energy to bridge the widening demand-supply gap in the state. A preliminary investigation conducted by the Meghalaya Non-Conventional and Rural Energy Development Agency indicated … Continue reading

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Is the answer to India’s energy future blowing in the Wind? – by Ritesh Pothan

Ritesh Pothan offer us an in-depth analysis of the wind industry present and future in India. “Wind is still considered an area of growth by the MNRE however the situation on the ground is a different story,” says Ritesh. “There … Continue reading

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TANGEDCO to verify captive wind power units’ compliance with norms – Has Wind caused the downfall of the TN DISCOM

Tangedco calculates that on the 6,000-odd million units of electricity generated by captive wind producers, it sustains a loss of close to Rs 500 crore. The Tamilnadu Generation and Distribution Company (Tangedco) has asked its Chief Engineers to verify whether … Continue reading

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Blowing in the Wind

Is the answer to the Indian Renewable story blowing in the wind? Read about it on my article on Renewable Energy Magazine Ritesh Pothan offer us an in-depth analysis of the wind industry present and future in India. “Wind is … Continue reading

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Wind Independent Power Producers welcome scrapping of Accelerated Depreciation

The wind industry is divided over abolition of ‘accelerated depreciation‘ benefit (which allowed higher depreciation for calculating taxable profits in the first year of buying a wind turbine.) While the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers’ Association (IWTMA) has expressed dismay over … Continue reading

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